Unsolved: The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

It all started with a ghost story. But then again, some of the most interesting pieces of forgotten history I have stumbled upon start this way. I first encountered the unsolved murder among a listing of haunted places, legends and lore of Centre County. There was not much to the story presented. It mentioned a … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

A Killing in Karthaus: The Murder of Clara Price

On the hill overlooking the West Branch of the Susquehanna, roughly a mile east of Karthaus, on the north side of Route 879, rests a small granite marker many travelers have passed without realizing its existence. Those who do stop to visit the marker are greeted with a very simple statement of remembrance: Clara Price … Continue reading A Killing in Karthaus: The Murder of Clara Price

In the Line of Duty: Sgt. Timothy McCarthy

“So whose grave are we looking for?” Zech asked as we entered through the gates of Lincoln Cemetery. The cemetery, located in Chambersburg on the south side of Route 30, is hidden behind the stores that line the street. The entrance can be easily missed as it is tucked between two stores and though it … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Sgt. Timothy McCarthy

The Murder of Louiza Fox

Note: Although most modern accounts of the murder spell the victim’s name Louisa, I am using the spelling Louiza, the spelling as it appears on her tombstone and in most of the histories of the region. “Do you purposely find the roughest roads for us to travel on when you plan out our journeys?” Zech … Continue reading The Murder of Louiza Fox

Buried in Three Graves: The Murder of Charlie Silver

I was talking with a friend the other day and the conversation turned to some of my recent travels. “I really enjoy reading where you’ve been and what you’ve experienced. It is like a game trying to figure out why you visit the places you do and where you are headed to next.” I humbly … Continue reading Buried in Three Graves: The Murder of Charlie Silver